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their own food, and I hope they will use their knowledge for years to come.Growing fruit and veg is a great way to introduce kids to gardening - just about every child I've ever met loves giving away gifts, especially things they have made or grown
The Gardeners' World Grow Yourself Healthy campaign is all about growing your own fruit and veg - no matter how much space or experience you have. So it's great that one of the five growing plans supplied is dedicated to growing in containers. My
’re aiming to show that home-grown crops are more nutritious than shop-bought produce, and that raising your own fruit and veg will save you money, too.To help you grow yourself healthy, we’ve prepared a downloadable starter pack, and a choice of five growing
simply sold as 'sweetcorn', 'tomato' or 'white potato' when you haven't a clue what the variety actually is? We can be far more discerning, as both consumers and gardeners, choosing and growing named varieties of crops that have the flavour and eating
As container-grown fruit and veg start to crop, it's important keep your eye on the ball to ensure they stay productive. I've just harvested a small batch of French beans from my late container sowing as part of the Grow Yourself Healthy campaign
fruit and veg Top 10:So many tomatoes that the scent of them envelopes me as I enter the greenhouse. I’ll grow cherry ones, yellow ones, black ones and large, knobbly ones.
Rows and rows of garlic, both soft- and hard-necked.
Enough aubergines to live
to eat, and do your research to choose the best fruit and vegetable varieties. Don't just buy the first packet of a veg seed that comes to hand as others may be available that produce bigger yields, have better flavour, or offer other benefits
. Alternatively, don't forget that many garden centres offer a good selection of young veg plants, so check these out too.Our Grow Yourself Healthy campaign aims to encourage people to grow more fruit, veg and other crops in their gardens and allotments
weeks ago, when I put my first homegrown aubergine of the year on a pizza and ate it in front of the non-grafted plants, which had only just come into flower. I've already harvested two aubergines, and another grafted plant has three fruits growing
, studded with little fruits. To help it along I covered it with the largest cloche I could find.The strawberries, including the summer fruiters I mentioned in my last blog, are still producing fruit (unlike the raspberries). We harvest a cereal bowl full